Archive for August 26, 2011

In explanation…

August 26, 2011

Why are we here?Here at We Love Local Government Towers we are pretty proud of all we have achieved so far.  Since we started blogging in 2009 we’ve racked up 320 posts, and with our limited monitoring capacity think have had at least 80,000 hits (although with each Council IP address counting as one hit we reckon the real figure may be just a tad higher).

We’ve been honoured to have written for the Guardian’s Local Government Network, have been featured in their Society Daily update a few times and were even named on the LGC list of ‘most influential organisations in local government’.  This last one particularly humbled us, as it was decided on by a panel of judges we really respect and came entirely out of the blue.

We’ve also been name checked and syndicated by an ever increasing number of blogs, aggregators and even a few proper journalists, who sometimes agree with our posts but just as often don’t.

As time goes on and the number of new readers goes up, we thought it might be high time to briefly revisit who we are and what we do.

To understand the present it’s worth going back to the past, to the very first days of this blog.  Set up after a few conversations in corridors, its very first post poked fun at the rigmarole surrounding the introduction of a new walking club.  Back then posts were limited to at most a couple per week, and covered some of the more light-hearted or bizarre occurrences the first few bloggers faced. (more…)